Joya de Nicaragua is celebrating Central America’s bicentennial with the release of a limited edition cigar, Dos Cientos, which is Spanish for “200 years.” This new complex and medium-bodied cigar will be part of Joya de Nicaragua’s Obras Maestras collection, which includes Cinco Decadas, Cuatro Cinco and Numero Uno. Only 2,000 boxes will be released this coming August.
2021 marks the 200th anniversary of Central America’s independence from the Spanish empire. Inspired by the independence movements in Latin America and throughout the Caribbean, and by the American Revolutionary War, and the French Revolution, Central Americans won their right to self-government and went on to found the nations of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Joya de Nicaragua, Nicaragua’s first premium cigar manufacturer and one of the region’s most iconic cigar brands, will mark the occasion with the release of Dos Cientos, a super-premium and limited edition cigar.
“For us there is always a link between the past and the present,” says Juan Ignacio Martinez, president of Joya de Nicaragua. “We are who we are today because of the decisions that were made hundreds of years ago. Dos Cientos pays tribute to those 200 years and who we are today as the leading cigar producing country and region in the world.”
Joya de Nicaragua felt this cigar would be the perfect way to commemorate the rich history of Central America and tobacco’s important role in the region’s history.
“The leaf’s role in the development of our culture and our society has been fundamental,” commented Joya de Nicaragua’s owner, Dr. Alejandro Martinez-Cuenca. “Tobacco was ever present as we created our own economic, political and cultural identities. That was the moment in which we became what we are today as a region. We want to celebrate that achievement of our own birth as a country and as a region, so we’re showcasing tobaccos from different American countries—Nicaragua, Honduras, Mexico, Ecuador and the Dominican Republic. We are paying tribute to the Latin Americans and the Americans who achieved independence to craft their own destiny.”
Joya de Nicaragua’s Dos Cientos will be presented as a 6 x 54 Gran Toro vitola that will come in 21-count boxes. One cigar in each box will be encased in a unique paper wrap that is intended to be smoked during a special virtual celebration on Central American Independence Day, on Sept. 15, 2021. Dos Cientos is expected to be in stores in August 2021.
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